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Barbaresco: one of the most fine red wine in Piedmont

This wine, known and appreciated all over the world, is perfect with Piedmont’s cuisine.

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In the Cuneo area are produced 6 Aocg wines including Barbaresco.

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Identikit

This is a brillant and intense wine, its colour varies from red to garnet and it has a stimulating bouquet of fragrances which remind raspberries, red fruits jam, geranium, violet, but also green pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, wood, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and anise. The vine is 100% Nebbiolo. The minimum ageing period is 24 months, 12 of those it is stored in oak or chestnut barrels. Barbaresco aged more than 4 years can bears the additional label “Riserva”. The minimum alcoholic content is 12.5%.

Area of production

The area of production includes the whole territory of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive and the hamlet of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in the municipality of Alba.

History

This wine has very ancient origins, Tito Liviomentioned it in the “Historia Romana”. Domizio Cavazza, director of the Scuola Enologica of Alba, at the end of the 19th century, decided to enhalnce Barbaresco. This wine is produced with Nebbiolo vine, cultivated on the Tanaro hills, in the municipalities of Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive and in the halmlet of San Rocco Seno d’Evio in Alba. It has been the first AOCG production of Piedmont which can bear the additional label about the list of productive perspectives.

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